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Girl Walks Into a Bar (2011)

A sharp-witted comedy that follows a group of apparent strangers in interlocking stories taking place in ten different bars during the course of one evening throughout Los Angeles.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gil Bellows ... Emmit
Xander Berkeley ... Moe
Alexis Bledel ... Kim
Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Teresa
Rosario Dawson ... June
Danny DeVito ... Aldo
Robert Forster ... Dodge
Carla Gugino ... Francine Driver
Josh Hartnett ... Sam Salazar
Zachary Quinto ... Nick
Michelle Ryan ... Loretta
Lauren Lee Smith ... Karen
Aaron Tveit ... Henry
Amber Valletta ... Camilla
Kevin Zegers ... Billy
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Storyline

A dentist teams up with a feisty would-be assassin to put the final touches on the plan to kill his wife. Once he makes a play for the assassin's payment, he unknowingly sets off a chain of events that fuels a cross-town journey through the many lounges, bars, strip clubs and the occasional nudist ping pong club scattered across Los Angeles. Along the way, we are introduced to a series of idiosyncratic characters, from gangsters to exotic dancers, from ex-cons to cops, with the odd hatcheck girl and bartender thrown in for good measure. Written by Anonymous

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A lot can happen in one night. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sex references and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Shot in eleven days with a Canon 7D camera. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nick: I, I'm sorry, I'm waiting for someone.
Francine Driver: You are...
Nick: Uh, under normal circumstances, I'd never turn you away, but this is a business meeting.
Francine Driver: What kind of business are you in?
Nick: Um, I work in real estate, corporate real estate.
Francine Driver: What's your name?
Nick: Look, I don't mean to be rude. I swear if you knew me, I'm the last guy to say no, to a beautiful...
Francine Driver: Wow, you can't even tell me your name?
Nick: Dennis.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits roll while Teresa, Henry and Francine all line-dance to country music while a custodian sweeps up in the background. See more »

Connections

References Band of Outsiders (1964) See more »

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The Double Wide
Written by The Sadies
Performed by The Sadies
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Sometimes works, sometimes doesn't
3 June 2011 | by horrorshowmovieSee all my reviews

"Girl Walks Into a Bar" is made up of a bunch of connected scenes, each taking place in a different bar. These scenes are heavily dialog-driven (sometimes with internal dialog). Some of them work, some don't.

Most of the dialog is clever, well-written, and delivered by good actors. It's unrealistic and fast paced, with no time between a line and the response to that line. This is good entertainment, but if you get bored by dialog you'll get bored fast--there's no action here.

There's a sense throughout the movie that you're watching a long, fast paced joke. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but you start to wonder when the punchline is going to show up, which can be distracting.

Good movie overall, there's a lot of talent involved.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2011 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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